Lily Zheng

2019 Speaker

LILY ZHENG is an organizational consultant, executive coach, and diversity and inclusion expert who works with organizations to turn positive intentions into positive impact. A staunch believer in the power of effective organizing for social and institutional change, she has worked with dozens of organizations across the nonprofit and for-profit spectrums to create just, inclusive, and innovative workplaces. A dedicated change maker and advocate, she has co-authored multiple books and has had her work published in the New York Times, Quartz at Work, Entrepreneur, andHR Executive. Zheng is frequently invited to speak at companies such as Google, Affirm, and Entelo on issues ranging from equity in the hiring process to creating the gender-inclusive workplace of the future. An out and proud queer, transgender, Chinese-American woman, Zheng works to leverage her experience and expertise into advancing justice for marginalized communities everywhere. She has received multiple awards for her advocacy, including the Lyons Award for Service, the Outstanding Achievement Award, and the President’s Award for Excellence Through Diversity from Stanford University. Zheng earned her MS in sociology from Stanford University, and lives with a partner in the San Francisco Bay Area. @lilyzheng308

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